The Importance of Diversity in Library Programs and Material Collections for Children - References and Resources

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Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Diversity Resources

Online Collection Development Resources

Awards for Culturally Diverse Children’s Literature

Multicultural Children’s Program Resources

Professional Library Associations Dedicated to Culturally Diverse Groups